current ADVENTURE TRIP offerings:

Wilderness Ridge Adventures

We've been honing our craft with staff-only adventures over the last 3 years, garnering expertise from those already in the field, and are pleased to announce that Camp Wilderness Ridge will begin offering travelling excursions for teen campers in 2016.

We believe that through extended experiences in the backcountry, youth connect with the Lord of All Creation in an even deeper way than when they're within sight of a telephone pole or within earshot of a highway.

Our excursions are limited in size to 12 campers and supervised by 3 trained Servant-Leaders, so that the potential for developing a strong community and sharing lives together is maximized.

We've dialed in our costs to ensure that we're sticking to our commitment to providing a Christ-centeredaffordable wilderness experience to young men. The depth of experience that your son will achieve on our Adventures will be well worth the price.

Check out our Spring & Summer trips and additional details below, and please contact me if I can answer any questions!

Yours in Christ,
Bryan "Taco" Turner
Summer Camps Director
(432) 553-8289


Download the Parent Packet here


Who are adventures for?

Generally, all of our adventures trips are for boys ages 13-17, and in some cases, their fathers.

We are open to guys as young as 13 who are ready for the challenge. The main qualification is a level maturity enough to live in harmony with 11 other teens on an extended trip so far from home. Some younger guys can handle that, and others need to wait a couple of years. You, as the parent, would be the best judge of that. Additionally, all of our trips are moderately strenuous backpacking trips where boys will be carrying at least 40-pound packs and hiking as much as 8-10 miles per day with elevation gain.

We recommend that everyone is getting some form of cardiovascular exercise leading up to the trip and at least takes the time to wear the boots and pack they will be bringing around prior to arrival.


What do I need to bring?

  • Backpack (at least 60L or 4,000 cu. in.) -- CAN BE RENTED for $30.00
  • Sleeping Bag (rated 32 degrees or lower) -- CAN BE RENTED for $20.00
  • Sleeping Pad -- CAN BE RENTED for FREE!
  • Hiking Boots (good support)
  • Socks (NON-COTTON preferred)
  • Clothing appropriate for the weather (see trip information for weather forecast -- NON-COTTON preferred)
  • Extra layers (fleece or wool)
  • Waterproof rain jacket & rain pants
  • Swimsuit
  • Casual clothing/shoes for bus rides
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottles or hydration bladder (at least 3 liters capacity)
  • Headlamp or flashlight with EXTRA batteries
  • Mug, bowl (resealable Tupperware-type works best), & eating utensils
  • Personal toiletries
  • Drybags or large ziplock baggies
  • Bible (if you don't have one, we'll give you one!)
  • Notebook/pen
  • May also want to bring 
  • May also want to bring earplugs for wind noise / snoring



  • Transportation to and from adventure destination once you arrive at Camp Wilderness Ridge.
  • Meals while at Camp Wilderness Ridge, on the road, and while backpacking.
  • Amazing, energetic, mature, trust-worthy Servant-Leaders to ensure camper safety and provide an incredible wilderness experience.
  • All group gear such as tents, first-aid and safety equipment, cooking and other miscellaneous gear.
  • A once-in-a-lifetime adventure that your son will remember forever!



We have three items available for rental:

  • Backpack (at least 60L or 4,000 cu. in.) -- CAN BE RENTED for $30.00
  • Sleeping Bag (rated 32 degrees or lower) -- CAN BE RENTED for $20.00
  • Sleeping Pad -- CAN BE RENTED for FREE!

If you are having trouble locating a particular item, please give us a call and we'll try to help out.



Contact Bryan at or (432) 553-8289.